dunnock

[duhn-uh k]

Origin of dunnock

First recorded in 1425–75, dunnock is from the late Middle English word dunoke, donek. See dun2, -ock
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dunnock

noun
  1. another name for hedge sparrow

Word Origin for dunnock

C15: from dun ² + -ock
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